“What positive outcomes in youth, adults, and communities result from the presence of critical elements in a 4-H experience?” A group of evaluators reviewed the basic and applied research on characteristics of effective programs for youth development. From this process, eight essential elements were identified focusing on belonging, mastery, generosity and independence.
Why is parental involvement important? The Louisiana 4-H Executive Board formed a committee to encourage parent involvement. They believe it is extremely important for the success of the program. Here are what some of the 4-H members have to say about this issue:
We strive to give youth the tools they need to have a desire to change the world for the better. Do we sometimes sell our youth short by telling them that this feat is impossible just to avoid the disappointment they may experience if their attempt were to not work?
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture